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Jahangirnagar University shut sine die

-- November 05, 2019 15:21:57

Jahangirnagar University (JU) has been closed sine die in the wake of an attack allegedly launched by members of the BCL (Bangladesh Chhatra League) JU unit on the students confining the vice chancell...

ECNEC clears Tk 34.49b project to ensure nuclear plant safety

-- November 05, 2019 15:12:27

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved six projects, including Tk 34.49 billion (3,449.05 crore) Physical Protection System (PPS) Project to Rooppur Nucle...

Rifat murder: Two accused denied HC bail

-- November 05, 2019 15:04:14

The High Court on Tuesday denied bail to two accused, including an underage one, in Rifat Sharif murder case. Those denied bail are Rafiul Islam Rabbi and Nazmul Hasan, 14, a class-X student. The HC...

Tension escalates at JU as  ‘BCL men’, protesters fight

-- November 05, 2019 13:58:36

An unspecified number of students and teachers were injured in a clash between protesting students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) and ‘VC-backed teachers and Chhatra League men’ on Tuesd...

Acquire world-class skills, President to BAF members

-- November 05, 2019 13:56:50

President Abdul Hamid has urged the members of Bangladesh Air Force(BAF) to acquire world-class skills to uphold the dignity of the country. "Attaining professional skills is very important for you....

BD 'extrajudicial' killings triple in one year: Amnesty

-- November 05, 2019 13:18:06

Bangladeshi authorities have allegedly killed 466 people in 2018 under the guise of an anti-drugs campaign in what appears to be a wave of extrajudicial executions. There are allegations of enforced...

Forest officials detain 60 ‘deer poachers’ in Sundarbans

-- November 05, 2019 12:01:22

Forest Department officials detained 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday. Tipped off that...

Khoka’s body to arrive from US Thursday

-- November 05, 2019 11:28:47

The body of BNP leader and former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka is expected to arrive in Dhaka from the USA on Thursday morning.  A flight of Emirates Airlines...

Dengue claims woman’s life in Khulna

-- November 05, 2019 11:02:02

A woman died of dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Sabita, 40, wife of Haradhan of Keshabpur upazila in Jashore. Dr Shoilendranath Biswas,...

Korean cos to invest $ 500m in EZ

FE REPORT November 05, 2019 10:56:18

South Korean businesses have expressed the interest to establish an industrial park in Bangladesh's Economic Zone (EZ) to set up factories for manufacturing apparel, leather products and ornaments. A...

Sylhet to mark 100 years of Tagore’s visit

Iqbal Siddiquee November 04, 2019 21:31:11

SYLHET, Nov 04: In commemoration of 100 years of the visit of great poet Rabindranath Tagore to Sylhet, a three-day colourful programme has been taken up in the north-eastern city. Prime Minister S...

40-year-old bridge turns into a death trap

ROVING CORRESPONDENT November 04, 2019 21:27:47

JOYPURHAT, Nov 04: More than 40-year-old concrete bridge over the Shiholy canal in the Durgapur area under Kalai upazila of the district has turned into a death trap due to lack of repair work. A goo...

Metro rail tracks set to be installed in November

-- November 04, 2019 20:45:54

Authorities are preparing to lay the tracks for metro rail link from Uttara to Agargaon at the end of November. A sample train will be set up in metro rail depot in Diyabari in January to familiarise...

WB praises progress of digitisation in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT November 04, 2019 20:34:56

The World Bank (WB) on Monday praised the progress of digitisation in the country.  Their appreciations came during a meeting with State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak at the conference roo...

State minister urges pilots to ensure flight safety

-- November 04, 2019 18:49:52

Highly lauding efficiency of Bangladeshi pilots, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali has urged pilots to identify different challenges in improving flight safety standards in or...

1,239 cases filed over traffic rule violation in Oct

FE Online Report November 04, 2019 18:24:27

Mobile courts of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) filed 1,239 cases against vehicles, and realised around Tk 2.67 million as fine for violating traffic rules during drives in October 2019....

Cabinet approves policy for proper use of HR dev fund

-- November 04, 2019 18:23:52

The Cabinet has approved the draft of the “National Human Resource Development Fund Usage Policy-2019” aimed at creating skilled manpower to accelerate the booming economy and meet the gro...

340,432 motorcycles registered this year

FE Online Report November 04, 2019 18:11:17

Some 340,432 motorcycles were registered in the first ten months of calendar year across the country, according to an official data. Of the total, 84,746 motorcycles were registered in Dhaka, Banglad...

Akhtaruzzaman takes over as DU VC

-- November 04, 2019 16:45:15

Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman took over the office as the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) on Monday. President Md Abdul Hamid, chancellor of the universities, appointed Akhtaruzzaman for the...

174 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24hr

-- November 04, 2019 16:38:23

A total of 174 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday. Fifty-four of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate Gener...

BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka dies in USA

-- November 04, 2019 15:08:59

Sadeque Hossain Khoka, former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice-chairman, died on Monday in the USA. Khoka, also a former minister, breathed his last at Memorial Sloan Kettering...

Traffic sergeants to face action on complaints: DMP chief

FE ONLINE DESK November 04, 2019 14:41:00

Traffic sergeants will face action on complaints that they have tried to take advantage of the new the Road Transport Act, 2018, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam said on Monday....

Ex-minister Latif Siddiqui secures six-month interim bail

-- November 04, 2019 14:29:29

The High Court on Monday granted a six-month interim bail to former textiles and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The bench of Justice Obaid...

BSF using Israeli surveillance tools on Bangladesh border: The Hindu

FE ONLINE REPORT November 04, 2019 12:24:11

India's Border Security Force (BSF) is using its recently acquired Israeli tether drones and thermal imagers to keep an all-out watch on the Bangladesh border, according to a news report published by...

Dhaka ranks fourth worst in Monday's Air Quality Index

-- November 04, 2019 11:33:17

Bangladesh’s capital was ranked fourth worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning. The city’s air was classified as 'unhealthy' at 9:50am as it had a score of 169. India’s...

Three die after being electrocuted in Barguna

-- November 04, 2019 11:11:56

Three family members, including a woman and her son, have died of electrocution in Barguna. The incident occurred at Khashtabak village of Kakchira Union in Patharghata Upazila of Barguna at 7:30am o...

Man ‘kills’ teen brother in city

-- November 04, 2019 11:09:02

A young man was stabbed to death by his sibling in Demra area of Dhaka city on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Hossain Box, 19, son of Ali Box of the area, reports UNB. Alim, a friend...

Man, his associates held 12yr after killing wife, son

-- November 04, 2019 11:03:29

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested a man and his two associates more than a decade after killing his wife and two-month-old son. The arrestees are - Md Sohel Fakir, 37, and his asso...

Rohingya crisis: ASEAN leaders reiterate need for comprehensive solution

-- November 04, 2019 10:47:33

ASEAN leaders have reiterated the need to find a comprehensive and durable solution to Rohingya crisis addressing the root causes of the conflict in Rakhine State. They laid emphasis on efforts to cr...

Jute mill workers want implementation of national wages commission

A Correspondent November 03, 2019 21:38:12

KHULNA, Nov 03: State-owned jute mill workers want implementation of the national wages commission. They also want cancellation of the decision of public-private partnership (PPP) and payment of PF...